Genealogy Of Unionization
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The tendency to citywide unionization undoubtedly was reinforced by the creation of the National Recovery Administration in 1933 which supported labor's right to strike. Much of the problem behind the attempted unionization of fleet drivers was due to the presence of underworld labor racketeers within the industry. The next significant and genuine attempt toward unionization came in the summer of 1937, a little over two months after the passage of the Haas Act limiting the number of taxicabs licensed by the city. This in theory was an ideal time to renew the unionization efforts, since a limitation on the absolute number of cabs could be coordinated with a closed shop agreement limiting the work force and strengthening the membership. The corruption of past union efforts within the industry has led the cab driver to develop a distrustful attitude toward all attempts at unionization.